Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today that Apple will cancel or delay mass production for the planned 2024 iPhone SE 4. a series of tweets. Kuo said he believes Apple will delay or scrap the device due to lower-than-expected consistent shipments of mid-range and lower-end smartphones such as the “iPhone SE” 3, iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 14 Plus.

Kuo also said that the full-screen design Apple is considering for the “iPhone SE” 4 will require higher costs and selling prices, so Apple may need to “reconsider product positioning and return on investment” for the “iPhone SE” 4. According to Kuo, product development costs will also help Apple overcome “the challenges of the global economic recession in 2023.”

Multiple rumors have suggested that Apple is working on a new version of the “iPhone SE” that will be released in 2024. Touch ID uses the Home button and uses the Face ID or ‌Touch ID‌ power button instead.

Rumors have pointed out that the ‌iPhone SE‌ 4 may feature a 6.1-inch LCD or OLED display, as well as a top notch that is very similar to the current ‌iPhone 14‌ models. Apple’s plans for the “iPhone SE” 4 are yet to be finalized, and earlier this year, Apple analyst Ross Young said that Apple has not decided between an OLED or LCD display for the device.

Apple discontinued the 5.4-inch ‌iPhone 13‌ mini after low sales of the mini-size iPhone 12 and ‌iPhone 13‌ models, and rumors indicated that the more affordable ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus is seeing lower-than-expected sales. As such, Apple may instead focus on its flagship iPhones in 2023 and 2024, undo improvements to the “iPhone SE” lineup or go ahead with cheaper components that will provide a lower price point than the planned design changes.

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